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Practical 3-Day Bamberg Itinerary: Weekend in Upper Franconia, Germany

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Bamberg is a pretty gorgeous town in higher Franconia, and this 3-day Bamberg itinerary includes the three finest areas in this area. The Bavarian town of Bamberg is constructed on seven hills. Coburg, a city not much from Bamberg and whose locals are Franconians relatively than Bavarians, was the seat of dukes and a conference area for high nobility. The highlights of Coburg are this sort of as the market place sq. and the residential castle. On our way back again to Frankfurt, we stopped at Würzburg to go to the well-known Bavarian State Vineyard.

Our excursion took location in the deep autumn when the sky was very clear and the air was chilly. Even with the perfect weather for photographing, we could not image some iconic sights due to upkeep employment. However, we had been shocked by the beautiful areas for the duration of the quick take a look at.

The detail of 3-Working day Bamberg Itinerary is as adhere to:

1st Working day: Bamberg

  • St. Michael Monastery in the fog
  • Bamberg Cathedral hill
  • Lunch at the historical centre, the Little Venice
  • Altenburg castle 

2ed Day: Coburg

  • Breakfast in the restaurant
  • Current market square
  • Coburg fortress (Veste Coburg)

3rd Working day: Würzburg (Bavarian Point out Vineyard)

1st Day: Bamberg

St. Michael Monastery in the fog

In the early morning, we went up the hill to St. Michael Monastery. It was so foggy that we could not see the mentioned watch of the aged town.  

Bamberg Cathedral hill

So, we walked toward Bamberg Cathedral. The Imperial Cathedral, with four spires perched on prime of just one of Bamberg’s 7 hills, is worth viewing. If you have been to Germany only once, you probably will not really feel unconventional that one of the sights is less than renovation. This time, the Bamber Cathedral was underneath upkeep. Failing to acquire pictures, we still left the put to see the Old Imperial Court docket and Bamberg Point out Library. 

Lunch at the historic centre, the Minor Venice

Close to lunchtime, we have been back to the pedestrian zone all over the Aged City Corridor, the legendary sight of Bamberg, and the legendary touristic web site in the tiny island district. Also identified as Minimal Venice, the island district of Bamberg has many dining establishments and bars that supply Franconian food stuff and smoked beer.  Most dining places offer Franconian meals. We requested a dish of five types of sausage and a big part of Sauerkraut. And I was considerably disappointed since the renowned Blue Sausage was not part of it.

Later, I learned that the Franconian specialty, Blue Sausages, need to be cooked largely in wine vinegar, and thus they are supplied as a individual meal. I managed to purchase them in the restaurant Schlenkerla for meal

Altenburg castle 

In the late afternoon, we went to Altenburg castle perched on top rated of Bamberg’s highest hill and savored a panoramic view of the episcopal city and the bordering area from the terrace.

2ed Day: Coburg

Breakfast in the restaurant

Generally, eating places and bars in Coburg offer you numerous sorts of breakfast. Just after a breakfast in a cafe close to the principal parking space, we headed to the current market square. Perfectly, simply because of the farmer’s marketplace, we could barely noticed the historic buildings around but the neighborhood food sellers.

Industry sq.

Quite a few historic buildings are all over the marketplace square that leads to side streets. 1 aspect avenue sales opportunities to the castle sq., wherever we

did not see a soul all around. The castle square was impressive! The point out theatre (Landestheater) and Edinburgh Palace increase imposingly on one particular facet, and Ehrenburg Palace towers are on the other side with its impressive neo-Gothic sandstone facade. 

Coburg fortress (Veste Coburg)

Our emphasize was a short stroll up to the Coburg Fortress (Veste Coburg). In the deep autumn afternoon, the daylight was delicate and warm. Following a short walk, we experienced to consider off our jackets and have a break to simplicity our breath. The walkway was protected by vibrant foliage reflecting the golden daylight, a common autumn surroundings!

3rd Day: Würzburg

Würzburg arrived to the Bamberg Itinerary mainly because we experienced to go it on the way to Frankfurt. Due to the fact we had only a handful of several hours, we only visited the Bavarian Condition Winery all through the small keep.

Right underneath the Würzburg Home, the Hofkeller (the Courtroom Cellar of the former Prince Bishop, currently the Royal Bavarian Court docket Cellar) is a labyrinthine cellar covering 4,557 m². Bavaria’s beer has quite a few types, and Bavarian occasions these as Oktoberfest make its beer entire world-well-known. For this reason, we are intrigued in being aware of why Würzburg, a huge Bavarian metropolis, has this kind of an fantastic wine cellar operated for above eight generations. 

Our Hofkeller cellar tour lasts about 45 minutes. When it was wine-tasting time, I drank a glass of wine with out wondering of my empty stomach. So, I was dizzy afterward and hurried to the city centre in research of foods.

Just after two days of Franconian meals, we longed to have various delicacies. But it was a hard selection considering the fact that most of the eateries provide community food stuff. Eventually, we went to a backstreet and popped into an Italian cafe whose menu of the working day was mussels and French chips. When we saw its menu, we resolved on the seafood plate and salmon pasta, equally priced fairly.  

Vacation guidelines for Bamberg Itinerary

Exactly where to keep in Bamberg

There are a handful of motels in the old city, make sure you see below.

How to get there

It is effortless to get to Bamberg from Frankfurt, Munich, or Nürnberg by means of various usually means of transportation. Make sure you check out the detailed info listed here.

Travel suggestions for your Bamberg Itinerary

  • You should really try out 4 neighborhood specialties: Blue Sausage, Smoked Beer, Bamberger Hörnla, and Schäuferla.
  •  The night in the aged quarter of Bamberg is hectic, specially in entrance of the restaurant Schlenkerla. The Locals obtain in entrance of the restaurant with a mug of smoked beer. You can only get a seat inside if you eat supper as properly.  
  •  Don’t sense bothered if another person shares the table with you. In Bavaria, it is popular to share a table.  
  •  Many dining establishments in Bamberg supply a breakfast menu. The structure of the breakfast menu seems to be quite, but the food items is far too much less. We tried out two diverse places to eat on two times, and each experienced a set menu, but we ended up however hungry afterward.